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Friendly Charters, Lani Kai

#29 of 66 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kihei Features Animals
Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-244-1979
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Outstanding and Family Friendly!

The Lani Kei and Friendly Charters was recommended to us, as we were looking for a quality "first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tri-Cities, Washington
Great afternoon!

After our bad morning experience, the Captain invited us for the afternoon trip. We went to a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pasco, Washington
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The Lani Kai is a 53 foot power catameran which holds 69 passengers. Friendly Charters takes passengers on Snorkeling tours to Molokini and Turtle town in the morning, and to Coral Gardens in the afternoon. This is a classy, beautiful yacht, which is less crowded, but still stable. You don't share your snorkeling spot with 140 other people. It has a shaded cabin, a waterslide, 3 swimsteps, marine toilets and showers. We offer Snuba.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“turtle town” (44 reviews)
“bagels” (10 reviews)
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Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-244-1979

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lani Kei and Friendly Charters was recommended to us, as we were looking for a quality "first time snorkeling" experience. We also wanted a smaller boat with less people on it. We were 100% satisfied with our day. Everyone--and we mean everyone--was friendly, kind,...More

1  Thank SK23RL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our bad morning experience, the Captain invited us for the afternoon trip. We went to a wind-protected reef called Olulani. It was, hands down, the best dive/snorkel experience I've had, anywhere. The crew was great, in every way. I highly recommend the Snuba option....More

1  Thank klangdon826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW!! This trip was awesome and I have to say the crew is part of the amazing experience you get when traveling with Lani Kai. The captain is great and keep you entertained with stories, the rest of the crew members are super friendly, helpful...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first ever snorkeling trip and we could not be more pleased. The captain & his crew were great hosts. They explained things very well for us beginners and made us very comfortable. Smaller amount of people on this boat than the bigger...More

1  Thank Chris Amanda P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I went with two girl friends and we had a blast! The afternoon trip went to a great spot out of the winds called Coral Gardens. The snorkeling was fun and the crew was amazing! All snorkel gear was provided and a deli style lunch...More

1  Thank TrippinOnMaui
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My husband and I booked this tour through Tom Barefoot tours, and had really no idea what to expect. When we arrived they were preparing the boat, at which time I got cold feet. I like to swim, but not in the ocean, (sharks), I...More

1  Thank OuCilly
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Wife and I opted for the snuba experience instead of just the snorkeling. Joe, our guide and snuba instructor was very thorough in teaching us about the system as well as underwater signaling. He and another diver accompanied us on the dive, providing both guide...More

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The Concierge at the Marriott Ocean Club highly recommended this company and we couldn't be happier with the friendly service we received from the crew. To our surprise they offered Snuba and my daughters tried it for the first time and loved it! The Mai...More

Thank jmw611
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Unfortunately due to windy conditions we didn't get to our second destination - but stayed at Molokini longer. It was a smaller group which was nice, but given the additional time we spent on Molokini I was a little jealous of the bigger ships platforms...More

Thank Sim038
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I would recommend Lani Kay to anyone who wants to feel like the are being taken care of as if the was on a private snorkeling excursion. The other boats in the harbor we're bigger, but they looked like the were hearding cattle.

1  Thank Justien B
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Terese V
2 March 2015|
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Response from FMOmbrello | Reviewed this property |
We too did an early afternoon charter. The cost for the basic trip, which included snorkeling and lunch was $35 per person. This included your mask and fins. If you wanted to use a wet suit, it was an additional $10. If you... More